Gasoline prices continue to baffle consumers

"The cost of gasoline in Trail and surrounding communities continues to baffle us and certainly feels like local exploitation."

The cost of gasoline in Trail and surrounding communities continues to baffle us and certainly feels like local exploitation.

This morning the cheapest price of gas in Trail is $1.22.9.  By contrast the cheapest price in Vancouver: (which already has added taxes) is $1.12.9, Kelowna: $1.17.9, Calgary: $0.97.9, Toronto: $0.92.9, and lest it be said that our price reflects being in a “remote” area, Yellowknife N.W.T. price is: $1.23.9.

How can local companies possibly justify the rates charged here. This has been going on for years and seems to be getting worse. We are basically forced to support these unfair practices because there does not seem to be any local accountability for this deplorable situation.

We wonder what community voice can provide leadership to challenge this gouging of local citizens.

David Dudeck

and Laura Anderson


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